A 17-year-old motorcyclist has died after a crash in Verwood. 

Dorset Police officers are investigating the fatal collision on the B3072 Verwood Road, near to Potterne Park, which was reported at 12.50am today (August 6).

It involved a silver Honda motorcycle, which was reported to have been travelling in convoy with a black Yamaha motorcycle.

The rider of the Honda motorcycle, a 17-year-old boy from the Blandford area, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say his family has been informed.

Road closures were put in place as the emergency services responded to the incident and the scene was examined, these were lifted shortly before 5am.

Inspector Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the boy who sadly died in this collision, and we are doing all we can to support them.

“We owe it to them to carry out a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident and I would appeal to any witnesses to either the collision itself, or the manner of driving of the two motorcycles in the moments leading up to it, to please make contact with us.

“I would also ask anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything that might assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk/contact, via email scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220127428.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.


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